Subject: Re: manpage XCreateWindow is misformatted
To: Rhialto <email@example.com>
From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/21/2007 22:24:51
On Sun, Jan 21, 2007 at 18:40:34 +0300, Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
> There are two problems.
> 1) Our man(1) program doesn't understand the '\" convention. The
> first line of the manual page may list the preprocessors it needs, and
> XCreateWindow does that.
> 2) But people don't see that bug very often because we ship catpages
> preformatted, and in our makefiles we have USETBL= etc, so a correctly
> formatted cat page hides the bug in man. Try e.g.
> $ mkdir -p /tmp/man/man1
> $ cp /usr/share/man/man1/ksh.1 /tmp/man/man1
> $ MANPATH=/tmp/man man ksh | less +/'Compound commands'
> and compare with
> $ man ksh | less +/'Compound commands'
I have filed bin/35460 for this:
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